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NOP Livestock Standards Webinar

Online Webinar 

Thursday, July 10, 2014
1 p.m.

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This webinar presented by OEFFA staff will introduce participants to the NOP Livestock Standards. It will include a pre-course assignment, exercises, and time for discussion.

This webinar is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.


Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Asian Fermented Veggie Medicinal Krauts Workshop

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, July 10, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm

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Join Andy Reed of Krazy Kraut to learn how to put up all those extra veggies from your garden or farm market in the ancient pre-refrigeration technology of brine lacto-fermentation. We will learn the easy simple basics of making traditional brine fermented veggies combined with delicious balanced combinations of Ayurvedic medicinal healing culinary spices. He will discuss the values of fermented foods in our diets and learn to make a kraut with ingredients shown to be full of amazing health benefits from cancer fighting anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory detoxifying herbs, immunity enhancing probiotic microbes, and intestinal-healing foods full of bioavailable vitamins and minerals.

Included in the class fee is either a quart of one or a pint of each ($18/$20 value) of the mild and spicey krauts that will be taught, with easy instructions to ferment in your home.



Please bring your own wide mouth jar(s) and a knife/cutting board, or there will be jars and airlock fermentation lids for purchase.

Andy Reed is senior owner at Krazy Kraut, a local organic worker-owned fermented foods business. Andy is also a folk healer and acupuncturist specializing in oncology and healing with the art of Asian food energetics.

Class fee: $45

City Folks Farm Shop, 4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH

Contact:
/ 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, July 13, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Adult Farm Camp

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, May 31, 2014 through Tuesday, July 15, 2014
5:45 - 9pm

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Topics to be discussed: Horse and Harness; Farm Equipment; Sheep and Chickens; Pigs and Cows; Goats, Gardens and Greenhouse; and Fields, Grains, Hay, Pasture and Soil.

Gain a hands -on experience with agriculture!

$25 per session, light dinner included

Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, OH

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / 740-363-2548

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Garden Tools

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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We’ll look at a variety of hand tools, and talk about tools that can improve your efficiency, such as push seeders and wheel hoes. Bring your favorite tools for show and tell. Then we’ll talk about all the figurative “tools” an organic gardener has at their disposal including cover crops, watering techniques, and compost.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200. Receive a 10% discount on garden tools the night of the class

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Food Hubs

Free online webinar 

Thursday, July 31, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Tom Snyder, manager of OSU South Center’s Ohio Cooperative Development Center.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/foodhubs

 

Outstanding in the Field

Hudson, OH 

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Thaxton Family Farm will be hosting a farm to table dinner with Outstanding in the Field. Tickets for the event go on sale 3/20/2014. Chefs Brian Goodman from The Greenhouse Tavern and Dan Maline from Noodlecat will be preparing the meal.

Thaxton Family Farm
2710 Ravenna St., Hudson, OH

Contact:
/

http://www.outstandinginthefield.com

 

Seed Saving

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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The ultimate in food security: saving your own seeds. We’ll discuss everything you need to know to get started. What is meant by open-pollinated, cross-pollination, isolation distance, and winnowing? We’ll focus on the “low-hanging fruit” like tomatoes – one of the easiest if you’re just getting started raising your own seeds – with a tomato seed saving demonstration.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Marketing Hops to Ohio Microbreweries

Free online webinar 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/hopsmarketing

 

Food Preservation Methods

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Feed your family all winter with your garden’s bounty! Now’s the perfect time of year to store food away for winter. We’ll have an overview of various methods including root cellaring, drying, freezing, and canning, with a special emphasis on lacto-fermentation. This natural way of pickling vegetables makes them even healthier through the use of probiotic bacteria. We’ll make a batch together and you can take home your own jar to try your hand at fermenting.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Marketing Meat

Free online webinar 

Thursday, September 25, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Mark Mechling, an OSU Extension educator.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/marketmeat

 

Livestock Inputs Webinar

Online webinar 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1 p.m

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This webinar presented by IOIA and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) will introduce commonly used organic materials, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs. It will include pre-course self-study; in-class discussion, examples, exercises, and the opportunity for questions and answers; and a post-course evaluation.


Contact:


http://bit.ly/1lInLpK

 

Livestock Inputs Webinar

Online Webinar 

Friday, October 10, 2014
1 p.m.

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This webinar presented by IOIA and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) will introduce commonly used organic materials, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs. It will include pre-course self-study; in-class discussion, examples, exercises, and the opportunity for questions and answers; and a post-course evaluation. Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Livestock Input Materials Certificate of Completion. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Letter of Participation to document their attendance.

This webinar is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.


Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Restoration Agriculture Design Course with Mark Shepard

Minerva, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 through Saturday, October 11, 2014

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This is the first of a 3-part Design Certification Course in Restoration Agriculture to be held at Creekview Ridge Farm. Spend three days with Mark Shepard, author and owner of New Forest Farm in Southwestern Wisconsin, learning the theory and practice of Restoration Agriculture - the intentional restoration of healthy, functional ecosystems as the context for economically-viable farm operations, integrating perennial crops and livestock to produce abundant food, fiber, and fuel while restoring critical ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water purification and infiltration, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. Building on the basic elements of Permaculture design, our certified curriculum is expanded to cover the design, development, and management of farm-scale agricultural ecosystems. This first course will focus on hands-on assessment and planning for future development at Creekview Ridge Farm. Parts 2 and 3 will take place during Spring/Summer 2015.

The cost is $325.00 per person. Co-register with someone else and you will each receive a $25.00 registration discount! Early registration is recommended – the course is limited to 30 participants.

There will be a limited amount of camping (10-15 tent spaces) available at the farm. There are also several
affordable motels within easy driving distance of Minerva.

Creekview Ridge Farm, Minerva, Ohio

Contact:
Kip Gardner / 330-265-5992 /

http:// info@forestag.com

 

Market Gardening

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Have you ever considered taking it up a notch and growing for market? Or daydreamed about becoming a farmer? Come hear what it’s really like. We’ll talk about things you should consider if you’re thinking about raising vegetables (or other farm products) to sell. Topics will include planning, identifying markets, understanding regulations, and marketing. We’ll also consider the pros and cons of various sorts of direct marketing such as farmers markets, CSAs and selling to restaurants.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Monday, October 20, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 
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